A ELMBRIDGE councillor who tweeted an offensive word in response to a Surrey Herald story, later admitted the article was accurate and insisted he made his comment because he thought the item was 'misleading'.
Rowan Cole, Conservative councillor for Walton Central, wrote 'Another completely b******** news story from the Surrey Herald' and hashtagged it with the word 'shoddy'.
Despite posting the comment, which was made in relation to an article about a lease agreement being negotiated between Surrey Police and Elmbridge Council, on Thursday, March 10, he says he cannot confirm what the word he asterisked out was.
Following an interview with a Herald reporter, Mr Cole Tweeted that he would not be intimidated into giving up his democratic right in a free society to criticise what he sees as a poor news article.
My comment: Just as it is the public right to expose #shoddy councillors.
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